3.March.2016: Vocal Score of 'ALL RISE!' finished.
Finally! After 7 months of round-the-clock composing; the vocal score of my new opera 'All Rise!' is finished! 90 minutes for 8 solists and piano (which soon will be transformed to chamber orchestra) divided into two acts and 7 scenes will be premiered at Theater De Nieuwe Regentes in Den Haag on June 17 and June 18, 2016. I hope to see you there!
3.March.2016: Donation campaign for 'ALL RISE!' commences
Yesterday, we launched a crowdfunding campaign to fund the sets and costumes of my new upcoming opera 'All Rise!' Also, this was the moment to go public with the new poster designs by my extremely talented brother Bart de Graaff. This also ment the launch of our first teaser video, made by a group of 5 young film makers from Utrecht. It is possible to support the project and make a donation by clicking here:
3.March.2016: New commission by ASKO|Schoenberg Ensemble
Together with Stichting Gaudeamus, ASKO|Schoenberg Ensemble (one of the best contemporary music ensembles in the world) has commissioned a new composition to be included in a programme featuring works by Arnold Schoenberg (Kammersymphonie) and John Adams (Chamber Symphony). This work will be premiered in May 2017 in Amsterdam (Muziekgebouw) and will have several other performances including Arnhem (Musis Sacrum) and Utrecht (TivoliVredenburg, Gaudeamus Festival). Also, this will be my Gaudeamus Festival debut!
3.March.2016: New commission by Kluster5
Kluster5, a brand-new quintet consisting of Violin, Saxophone, Guitar, Piano and Percussion has commissioned together with Muziek@Marlot a new composition for the 10th anniversery of the Marlot Music Festival in The Hague. This piece will also be part of their core repertoire. Premiere is scheduled for October 2016.
30.May.2015: Residentie Orchestra will premiere 'All Rise! [Overture]' in October
As part of the 'Red Sofa Series' in Rotterdam and festival 'Dag in de Branding' in The Hague, the Residentie orchestra will perform the orchestral overture of my new opera-to-be: 'All Rise!', conducted by Ed Spanjaard.
30.May.2015: Four premieres in a row...
After a long period of very hard work, four new pieces premiered in a row; a Clarinet Concerto (FOUR DANCES), a Concerto Grosso (ALL RISE (CG)), a solo work for Baritone Saxophone (ZandZeeBar) and a solo work for percussion (HatOverHeals).
30.May.2015: Orchestral version of 'Overal is Regen, Regen' announced
The Heemstede Philharmonic Orchestra has asked me to compose an arrangement of my large chamber music work 'Overal is Regen, Regen', to be premiered in 2017
8.December.2014 A coming concert and future plans...
Due to some reasons I cannot recall, I neglected my website for almost 5 months, to which I ow you, as an audience, apologies. So what happened in these five months? I finished Hotel Grandjany, which will have its second performance on December 15th at the Korzo Theater in The Hague, by Annemieke Breunesse, a great harp player from Utrecht. Next I got a commission from the Netherlands Wind Ensemble (or Nederlands Blazers Ensemble) to compose a new piece for the tour of their youth division, the JongNBE, based on the New Zealand Maori dance Haka, including an actual theatrical performance with 'dancing' musicians. Four performances took place in The Hague, Groningen, Enschede and Eindhoven in late October 2014. For now, I will focus on my new Clarinet Concerto, which was delayed severely due to several circumstances, and more pieces will arrive soon, as I am also working currently on a new solo piece for Baritone Saxophone for Daan van Koppen, a concerto grosso for Adriaan van der Louw, Jenita Veurink, Ilse Bies and Jesse van der Ham, which will be premiered in June 2015, a solo percussion piece for Konstantyn Napolov, a new piece for the Ricciotti Ensemble, a new piece for DMSG Apollo orchestra and a very personal project for my masters graduation...
2.July.2014 New (and old) recordings on SoundCloud
After Youtube and Twitter, I now also have a SoundCloud account, which means that it is possible to (finally) stream music samples on this site. This means that it will be possible to hear sound samples or a whole piece when visiting a page like 'Orchestral Works'. I hope you all will enjoy this new feature and more pieces will be uploaded soon!
2.July.2014 New Concerto on the block!
Denise van Leeuwen (a very good friend and even better clarinet player) has commissioned me for composing a Clarinet Concerto for her Master Graduation Concert, which will take place in June 2015. The concerto will consist of Four Dances: A Pavane, a Reel, a Zeibekiko and a Horo, dances from all over Europe which are not often used in a classical concerto. The piece will be orchestrated for Clarinet Solo, Celesta, Harp, String Orchestra and Percussion. More Deatails on Orchestral Works
2.July.2014 Radio Philharmonic records and performes Six Miniatures
Directly after my Bacheor Exam, I got a commission from the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic (Radio Filharmonisch Orkest) to compose six small ouvertures, as a gift for the newly opened concert hall TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht (NL). These pieces will be used as calling signals to warm the audience up before going to a (classical) concert. I feel extremely honored to have such a commission from one of the top-notch Dutch classical Orchestras and these calling signals will be played (if everything goes well for about 20 years...) On the Video Page, a YouTube Video is installed with a TV recording of the world premiere of 'Doppler Polka' (No.1) conducted by James Gaffigan.
2.July.2014 Graduated for Bachelor of Music, Continuing in Master studies...
After Four years of intensive study, and a beautiful Graduation Concert, I can finally call myself 'BMus', or Bachelor of music. I graduated summa cum laude, which means that I can continue my study in the Masters phase, under the guidence of my two teachers Guus Janssen and Diderik Wagenaar. For the coming two years I will focus more on Instrumental and Vocal music and I will continue my conducting lessons with Alex Schillings. Pieces that will be written in the coming two pieces include a solo piece for Baritone Saxophone (commissioned by Daan van Koppen), a solo Percussion piece (commissioned by Konstantin Napolov), a Clarinet concerto (commissioned by Denise van Leeuwen) and an opera...
18.January.2014 A lot of premieres and performances coming up!
After a holiday full of performances (Bicyclette twice, Verses on Subtility), my agenda is quite empty for the next month, however, spring season is quite full of new performances and premieres of pices I composed. First of all, at March 23rd, Viotta Youth Orchestra will give the premiere of NOCTURNE at the Dr. Anton Philipszaal in The Hague, a piece that was written for their 35th anniversery. After that, on April 5 & 6, CTRL+N Edition 2 will take place at THNK at the Westergasterrein in Amsterdam. My piece 'FOR3', for clarinet, trombone and double bass, will be performed there by the musicians who gave the premiere in 2013. At April 11 and April 23, the David Kweksilber Big Band will perform my piece VERSES ON SUBTILITY in Rotterdam (De Doelen) and The Hague (Korzo Theatre), for tickets, please check the 'Upcoming' page. Two weeks later, on May 10 or May 11, my new string quartet LEFT will have its world premiere during the 'Dag In de Branding' Festival for new music in The Hague. A small week later, on May 16, I will have my Graduation Concert which includes the premiere of my brand-new Violin Concerto ETERNITY, for Violin, Viola and full Orchestra... Stay tuned..!
16.September.2013 Verses on Subtility finished and premiere at BIMhuis
After months of work, my piece 'Verses on Subtility' is finally finished and ready for performance. The World Premiere is planned on the 28th of December at the BIMhuis in Amsterdam. (A small detail; my principal composition teacher, Guus Janssen, will play the piano part)
16.September.2013 More Bicyclette performances
After succesful performances in Zutphen and AMsterdam, the J.O.N.G.ensemble decided to program this piece on their annual New Year's concert and a small concert in Amsersfoort. Check the Upcoming Page for data and tickets.
23.June.2013 Teacher switch
In the new season 2013-2014 (my final Bachelor year) I will switch from my teacher Calliope Tsoupaki to Diderik Wagenaar, a teacher and a composer who really impressed me the past year by his inspiring analisis lessons and his views and ideas concerning music in general. (And he is an amzing composer too!)
23.June.2013 New Recording 'Overal is regen, regen' online!
'Overal is regen, regen', a piece I composed for the Ensemble Royaal Project 2013 is now on Youtube! Check the Video page for more...
23.June.2013 Turkish premiere STAGE cancelled
Unfortunately, due to the political situation in Turkey at the moment, Baris Umarer will not be able to give the turkish premiere of my Clarinet Duo STAGE during the International Clarinet Festival in Izmir. therefor, at a later time, the piece will get some more performances in in Holland. Keep an eye on the Upcoming page for new dates & times...
23.June.2013 'Verses on Subtility' will be premiered at BIMHuis in December
'Verses on Subtility' I new piece which I have allmost finished by now, will be premiered on the 28th of December at BIMHuis Amsterdam, a famous Jazz theatre, by the David Kweksilber Big Band, who commissioned the piece. The concert will feature a wide variety on new pieces and previously unknown Big Band repertoire like the works Bob Graettinger composed for the Stan Kenton Big Band. My contribution to this concert will be a six/seven minute long piece called 'Verses on Subtility', a piece that deals with soft, allmost impressionistic sounds versus a fast ragtime melody played by a C-Melody Saxophone... more info on the Ensemble Works page!
04.April.2013 Montrez-Moi Finished, Bicyclette revised, P.I.P Performed and STAGE on Tour
These last two months were very busy for me, as I finished three new works, revised one and just started on a new one which should be finished coming May... Montrez-Moi, my 6-minute piece for Voice and Violoncello on a Frisian poem was finished about two weeks ago, and two weeks ahead, the first (try-out) performance will take place during the Spring festival (see Upcoming... for more details). Just two days ago, I finished a revision on my piece Bicyclette, which I composed for the J.O.N.G.ensemble, this time in different, more regular meters, to improve playability and overview from the players perspective (and the main reason, they hopefully can play it now without a conductor) performances will take place in the new season 2013-2014. Also two weeks ago, my trio Prelude.Interlude.Poslude was succesfully premiered in the Arnold Schoenberghall during the chamber music exams. Unfortunately, only eight people were listening... And some other good news; STAGE, a clarinet duo I composed for Daniel Boeke and Pierre Woudenberg will be played in Turkey this summer during a tour which features Pierre Woudenberg and another student of him. Dates and Times will follow later... Besides that, interest has come from clarinet players from New-Zealand, who are asking me for sheet music to play it in their home-country. Last but not least; currently I work on a new composition for the David Kweksilber BigBand called 'Verses on Subtillity' and this piece will be premiered in the new concert season... (deadline: May 2013)
02.March.2013 New Prelude for Piano Released!
Last week I composed a new prelude for Piano, entitled "The Wedding Waltzes". This Prelude was especially made for my cousin Wim Bos, who is an excellent Piano Player and recently got married. This Prelude was a wedding gift and I hope, as time passes, he will give the premiere some day (soon)!
23.February.2013 New video STAGE online
Check the Video Page for the registration of my composition "Stage", written for Pierre Woudenberg and Daniel Boeke
23.February.2013 Overal is Regen, Regen Finished!
Overal is Regen, Regen; my piece for the Ensemble Royaal project of the composition department of the conservatoire has been finished after three weeks of ultimate speed-composing. The world premiere will be at April 22nd in the Arnold Schoenberghall. Please check the Upcoming...: page for more dates and concerts, and check the Ensemble Works page for more information regarding the piece...
23.February.2013 New Commission from Viotta Youth Symphony Orchestra
Two weeks ago I received a new commission from the Viotta Youth Symphony Orchestra here in The Hague, regarding a new, 10 minute piece for chamber orchestra with the premiere planned in March 2014...
21.December.2012 'Stage' for two Clarinets Finished!
This piece is written for the "Meester/Gezel" Concert tour, featuring Pierre Woudenberg and his student Daniel Boeke, which will start on February 6th in the Nijmegen Concert hall...
After two months of hard work, I finally finished my new work for the J.O.N.G.ensemble, entitled "Bicyclette!". Past Saturday there was a first rehearsal as a try-out, with half the ensemble present. Due to the enormous amount of notes and only two rehearsal days left, the artisitic leaders of the ensemble had to postpone the premiere of the piece from the first of January 2013 to after the summer of 2013...
16.November.2012 Aumento Recording and Mixing Finished and Posted on YouTube
This composition I originally wrote for the Rhijnhof Midsummernight Concert back in June, is now professionally recorded and the result can be seen on the Video page. For more information about the piece, check the Chamber Works page.
5.October.2012 Aumento Recorded in the Arnold Schoenberghall
My work that was originally composed for the Rhijnhof project was recorded in the SChoenberghall today. After mixing and editing, this piece will be placed on youtube and/or as audio file on this website. The piece will be part of my portfolio-cd which I will be presenting on my final exam in 2014
21.September.2012 New Commission from the Composition Department
Last week I got a new commisscion, this time from the KC Composition Department. This commission contains a new work for the on-board new music ensemble Ënsemble Royaal". This work will have its special premiere among works of the famous composer Luciano Berio during the Spring Festival in 2013
13.September.2012 Website Refreshed!
And some new features have arrived...!
13.September.2012 Commission for a new work for Voice and Cello
Rudmer de Vries (previous conductor of CK Choir and Singing Student at KC) asked me to write a new composition for him and his girlfriend. This work will be performed on two recitals, and after that it will be on the core repertoire of these two students
13.September.2012 New Prelude for Piano
In a spontanious mood I composed a new Prelude for piano, see Solo Works for more information
13.September.2012 Conductorship at CK Choir is a Fact!
From now on I have an installment as conductor of the CK Choir (Christus Koningkoor) in Voorburg...
13.September.2012 Commission for a Clarinet Duet
Before the Summer holidays, I got a request from Pierre van Woudenberg, one of the principal clarinet teachers at KC, for an arrangement of two clarinet works by Stravinsky and Poulenc, for a concert series in February. Because of law-technical reasons, it was not possible to make an arrangement in which I would combine Poulenc and Stravinsky, so Pierre and I agreed to do a completely new piece instead..
24.June.2012 Milonga` to be premiered by an other orchestra?
Because of a lot of reasons, my 18-minute-Wind-Orchestra-piece Milonga` will not be premiered by the orchestra who commissioned the piece (see below), but I am now trying to get a world premiere of this piece by an other orchestra. Which orchestra will be revealed when they actually decide to play it, but this time it will be an orchestra with an outstanding level of performance and a lot of experience regarding world premieres...
22.June.2012 New Commission from 'De Bazuin'
Because of a lot of reasons, Milonga` will not be premiered by the orchestra who commisioned it. 'De Bazuin', the amature orchestra from a place near Rotterdam who commissioned this piece has now commissioned a new piece (which will be entitled: 'The Can Variations'), this time a shorter one (6-10 mins.) and one with a more lighter character, which will be premiered in the concert season 2013-2014.
22.June.2012 Aumento to be performed and recorded again!
Aumento, my piece for Brass Instruments, especially written for the Rhijnhof project will be performed again, this time in a concert performance. Also there are plans on the table to make a recording with the Rotterdam or Amsterdam Brass Ensemble after the summer... And if that is not enough, I am thinking of making a version of this piece for a full symphony orchestra. In that case the new premiere will be scheduled in June 2014, when my Bachelor Exam takes place.
1.June.2012 New Commission: J.O.N.G ensemble
The J.O.N.G ensemble (Jonge OnderNemende Generatie) asked me to compose a new work for their coming New Years Concert in Haarlem; which will be a big family concert in the style of the big Vienna Concerts, only without the stiffness and the Radetsky Marsch or a even a Viennese Waltz! Check www.jongensemble.nl for more info about the ensemble. More info about the new piece will come soon!
27.April.2012 (O)pinions for Soprano Saxophone and Piano Finished!
This piece is especially written for the 'First Henk Alkema Composition Contest 2012' and is scheduled to be premiered on the 6th of June, if the piece is selected for the finals that are taking place on that day. Further information about the contest can be found on www.matchingarts.com, info about the piece can be found on the Chamber Works page.
9.April.2012 Milonga` Finished
With the second trailer on the block, I can now finally say that I have finished Milonga`, a seventeen minute long Symphonic Poem for Wind Orchestra and Amplified Double Bass. It has been a long journey to get this far, but the result is a piece I can be really proud of, since i've worked on it from October 2011... Now it's all depending on the orchestra what the result will be in November. To see what this piece was about; check the Milonga`page.
2.April.2012 Marcato for Double Bass finished; performance postponed...
Marcato for Double Bass is finally finished, but is onfortunately not performance ready. I gave the piece to two very good bass players who will practise it and give me extra advice in ajusting it, so that it can be played without unclearities and "not playable" notes. For the record; the performance will likely be in October / November 2012...
9.March.2012 Fragment Un Po' Di Musica posted on Youtube!
A Fragment of my new Violin piece is now posted on youtube! You can watch it here.
4.March.2012 New Piece for Violin Solo
Instead of working on my deadlines for pieces like Marcato and Milonga`I decided a day ago to make a new piece for violin solo. It has the memorable length of 3 minutes and is really hard to play. Really. But it has a nice title though; Un Po 'Di Musica Per Violino Solo ('A Little Violin Solo Music'). More info will follow soon on the Solo Works page.
23.February.2012 Milonga` Trailer no. 1 in Rehearsal
Because I am no at approx. 67% of my composition Milonga` I agreed with the conductor to make a number of 'sneak-previews' of my piece; little sections of characteristic passages to 'warm-up' the musicians for the 'real' piece. The first trailer is in rehearsal since yesterday, with a new one upcoming in March. All the trailers will eventually be played at a concert in June, to prepare the audience for what is yet to come...
30.January.2012 Premiere 'Under Construction' postponed till 2013
Due to a slight problem with one of the performers, the world premiere had to be postponed from 21 May 2012 to 2013. The piece was in sketch fase and I'll leave it that way and pick it up again next summer, after finishing my other commissions; Milonga`, Aumento and Marcato, all three with a scheduled premiere in respectivitly November, June and April 2012.
15.January.2012 Vivamente Recording Finally Finished and online!
Vivamente, my ensemble piece for 7 Trombones is finally mixed and posted on youtube. Check it out here:
22.December.2011 In Volare recording on YouTube!
My Solo piece for flute is now online! Check in out here:
30.November.2011 Studio recording 'In Volare' Finished!
Today, I recorded my Flute Solo piece 'In Volare' in Studio A of The Royal Conservatoire, with Janneke Groesz on Flute and Hans Erblich as recording engineer. Soon this recording will be mastered and will be part of my CD project which will feature a number of studio recordings of pieces I made. This CD will be presented at my Bachelor Graduation Exam in 2014... (info about the piece can be found on the Solo Works page...)
30.November.2011 Two new Commissions!
This week I got two new proposals for writing a new piece for Ensemble. The first assignment was commissioned by ensemble Mr. SC and the Wild Bones Gang (Portugal), and contains a piece for 1 alto trombone, 5 tenor trombones, 3 bass trombones, 1 contrabass trombone, 1 contrabass tuba (in C) and an optional drum kit. The second is a commission for a new piece for the Eeolian Wind Quintet (NL) (Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, French Horn, Bassoon). Both pieces will be written in 2012, with a performance in the season 2012/2013. (More Info will come soon on the 'To be Composed' page.
29.November.2011 New Orchestra Piece Announced
My next big Orchestral Project after Milonga` will be the further developement of Viento, the three minutes I wrote for Ensemble Modelo62. The piece will be about ten minutes long, and will be scored for a large orchestra. More Info will arrive soon at the 'To be Composed' page.
12.November.2011 Sketch version of Milonga` finished!
Today I finished the sketch of my piece Milonga` for Symphonic Wind Orchestra. This piec will probably be (as I see it now) one of my better works for large ensemble and a further progression of my orchestration skills. The next thing for me to do now is writing the score, which has to be finished in it's core version in January, with a definitive version in April 2012. On the Orchestral Works page you can find more information about this piece.
3.November.2011 Viento (First Section) finished
Yesterday I Finished the first three minutes of Viento, for the Speeddateproject with Modelo62 on the 22nd of November. After these three minutes I decided to make a longer, larger version for chamber orchestra, because the music had to say so much more, for my opninion. So now Viento had also become a long-term project after De Oorsprong, the Violin Concerto and Rustenburg...
16.October.2011 World Premiere 'Sia Nia' postponed till February 2012
After two years of guessing and postponing, the Aurelia Saxophone quartet will now definately perform my Saxophone quartet Sia Nia, which was originally written in early 2010. On this page you can find all the information about this piece...
12.October 2011 Vowels performance postponed
Due to a full programme and the combination with a first years (amature) choir, the first performance of my choir piece Vowels had to be delayed to September 2012 or even April 2013. This year, the choir will only sing fragments in rehearsals to see if everything fits with the range of the voices... Pity ofcourse they won't sing the whole piece, but maybe another choir would...
1.October.2011 New Studio Recording coming up!
After Vivamente, a new recording will be made for the future album of my most important compositions. This recording will feature my latest solo piece for Flute, In Volare, in a performance by Janneke Groesz.
17.September 2011 Recording Monument uploaded on YouTube
From now on, i'm not only studying composition, but also a Minor in Conducting on the Royal Conservatoire...
7.September.2011 Two New Commissions!
The Composition Department of the Royal Conservatoire commissioned me for two projects with the depatment; first a speeddate with the ensemble Modelo62, which has been founded from the Department ten years ago. I have to write a short piece of maximum three minutes for them, which we will discuss on a workshop day, when I got the ability to know this ensemble and they got the abilty to meet me as a composer. The second project for which I'm enlisted is the Rhijnhof Project, which will take place on a graveyard near Leiden... (To Be Composed...)
5.September.2011 New Work for 'De Bazuin' entitled: Milonga`
1.September.2011 Commission for Symphonic Wind Orchestra 'De Bazuin' complete
Now it's definitive! I have to compose a 12-minute long piece for symphonic wind orchestra within four months (dealine januari 2012). It will be an adventurous, virtuose symphonic sketch in one or two parts. Inspiration; here I come!
28.August.2011 Vowels finally finished!
On August 27, I finished Vowels completely. Within a week, this piece will be (partly) perfomed and rehearsed, with a bigger performance coming on in 2012. Now let's hope that the singers, and the audience, like the piece as much as I do! For details; see 'Ensemble Works'.
24.August.2011 Vowels on First Year's Festival 2011
My yet-to-be-finished choir work 'Vowels' will be one of the core pieces during the First Year's festival in September on the Royal Conservatoire (the Hague). This six-minute choir piece deals with, as the title already says, with vowels and other sounds that the human mouth can produce. This will be settled in a vivid piece full of rythms and 'toccata-like' gestures, which will drive the conductor mad... or not....
4.August.2011 New Piece Finished; 'In Volare' for Flute solo
Not scheduled and finished in two days, 'In Volare' is maybe a kind of a Holiday Piece, but nevertheless, this is a hard show-off piece with some tricky lines and rythms. Just like 'Nr.3' this piece is one to one-and-a-half minute long and deals with a lot of musical features. More info can be find on the 'Solo Works' page.
24.July.2011 'janpeterdegraaff.tk' is now 'janpeterdegraaff.com'!
Now the website is more official, and new features (such as sound samples) will be added soon!
23.July.2011 Coming Spring Festival Piece 'Under Construction' Announced!
For the coming Spring Festival (April 2012) I will write a piece for the Accordeon Department. This will be a musical sketch, based on a very old photograph which shows ten workers on a skyscraper construction side, having their lunch break on a steal beam. This piece was commissioned by Sofie de Klerk and will be performed in the Royal Conservatory coming April. For more info please visit the 'To be Composed' page. More detailed info will follow soon on the 'Chamber Works' page.
16.July.2011 Commission for a new piece for Symphonic Wind Orchestra 'De Bazuin'
Last month, I was approached by Dick Verhoef to write a contest piece for 'De Bazuin', a First Division Symph. Wind Orchestra from Oud-Beijerland, near Rotterdam. At August 31, I will be screened by the board to see if my style of writing is suitable for this orchestra. The piece will be subsidised by the Rotterdam City Counsel. View the 'To Be Composed' page for more information about the piece. More News will come soon!
29.June.2011 First performance of the arrangement of Michats 'Massive Haka'
At June 27, Ilse Bies' Bachelor graduation exam took place in Utrecht Conservatory. For this event, Ilse asked me to make an arrangement from Jean Denis Michat's 'Massive Haka'. This arrangement was performed as a part of her final exam with the 'HakaEnsemble' which included twelve students from conservatories all across Holland. Ilse graduated with a 9! For more info about the piece, see the 'Arrangements' page.
27.June.2011 Buma Registration Complete
Soon on BumaStemra.nl, Audio examples of most of my pieces will be uploaded and this will be linked directly to my website!
21.June.2011 Layers For Orchestra One Step Closer To A Worldpremiere
At June 20, I asked Martijn Padding (Head of the Composition Department in The Hague) if there was room for a piece for orchestra in the conservatoire programme. He told me that that is possible, and I got two options; One, the piece will be played during the opening concert of the first semester of 2012, or two, I organize a concert myself with a programme of other works for symphony orchestra by other students including Layers... Let's see what happens next...!
19.June.2011 Studio Recording Vivamente Finished
After a long day of rehearsing and recording, Vivamente is now on the record! Recording Engineer Jaap Firet will master the recording for further use. Also will this piece be played in Denmark in a couple of months. More updates will come soon...
3.June.2011: Studio Recording Vivamente coming soon!
Coming June 17, I will have a studio recording of my piece Vivamente with the KCBones Trombone Ensemble. This recording will be supervised and conducted by Brandt Attema, Bass Trombone teacher at the Royal Conservatory. To see what this piece was about, check this page.
25.May.2011 Propedeuse Exam Passed!
Now I can follow the complete Composition Bachelor Studies at the Royal Conservatory
19.May.2011 Layers For Orchestra (Final version) Finished!
Layers for Orchestra, my first work for complete symphonic orchestra is finally finished! Premiere is scheduled for September 2011. For Details; see here.
16.May.2011: New Composition Announced
A solo piece for Double Bass, commissioned by Len Bielars. More Informaition will come soon on the 'To be Composed' page.
11.May.2011: Modern Times broadcasted (again) on the Dutch Radio
Last week, Modern Times was broadcasted on the Dutch Radio 4 during the program; 'De Klassieken'. You can listen to the broadcast again on their website. To see what the piece was about, check this page. To view the television broadcast, look on the 'Audio/Video' page.
08.May.2011: New Composition Announced
Vogelaar for Reed Quintet, more information will come soon on the 'To be Composed' page.
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